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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
A juniper-spiced beer. Brewed by Saimaan for Lammin Sahti Oy. Known as Kataja in the United States.

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Koelschtrinker (21489) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 11, 2011
Am Anfang ist das Bier recht süß, wird aber schnell unangenehm sauer, das man das Gesicht verzieht. Furchtbares Zeug, ist das vergammelt?? Test vom 1.10.2006, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 3,4,2,1,5,2 - 2,40

oobawa (1729) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2011
No head, flat-looking and ugly. The nose is distinct and strong, sour and sweet and mildly acrid, not good but curious. Tastes insane, with a honey-sweet maltiness coupled with lemon-tart sour and a toasted, woodsy, herbal-honey finish that would definitely be nicer with a few bubbles. I can’t go so far as saying I like it, but this beer is history in a bottle, so I dig what it represents.

TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2011
You mean this isn’t supposed to be a sour beer? The aroma seems JUST like a sour, there is a lot of sweetness in there after you try it out a bit more. Not much head, lots of bubbles on the glass, brown and quite hazy. Tastes only faintly of the sweetness from the smell, there is some definate malty buscuit flavour and that sourness at the end. If I knew there was junipers in here before I tasted it I would have expected it to taste like gin, but it definately does not!

wlajwl (7063) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Very little head to it, the aroma is that of a red ale with hops and what I assume is junipers. Relatively sour flavor to it, which I don’t care for in a beer. Not sure if its supposed to taste like because this sample might be old.

bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle. Amber-brown beer with no head. Juniper and malt aroma. Juniper and malt flavor with some salt. Medium bodied. Juniper and malt lingers with salt.

Khartnavi (23) - Goose Arm, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAR 25, 2011
Has a strange aroma to it, you think it’s skunky at first, but then realize it’s more complex than that. I’m not much of an alcohol smeller, so that was enough for me. It pours dark brown to murky, with minimal head. Boring label away from the skull cap and the antlers. As for taste, I could see how someone else would like it more, but I strongly dislike ’tart’ or ’bitter’, so it doesn’t rank high there either. It has a full body and is 7%, so it gets points there, but I wouldn’t be overly excited to give my first Suomi beer a second chance.

cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Pours a hazy copper brown with no head. A medicinal warming aroma, probably the juniper popping out to smell. A souring tart body with a chewy appled malted body. Lingering sour touch on the palate periphery. Interesting but not particularly tasty.

crossovert (13833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2011
This is an interesting Sahti. It doesn’t have much head and is a magentalike color. It is tarter than other examples with the juniper really standing out.

marcus (10668) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Bottle from City Beer. Pours gunky orange/brown with almost no head, just a few bubbles, and a fruity spice aroma. There is a strange sweet and sour medicinal flavor, probably from the juniper, that is interesting, but not particularly tasty.

TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Bottle. Hazy pinkish dark amber with little to no carbonation showing. Nose shows initial hints of jammy red fruit, strawberry in particular, mixed with a burnt sugar/caramel with light notes of oxidation. The nose is actually quite nice, and im sure I would like it more if I had tried this blind. Slippery and oily on the palate, still flat, with a lightly tart flavor which ends just tasting like watery metal. It’s interesting and it definitely caught me by surprise.

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